Inventing Mary Martin, Starring Emily Skinner, Cameron Adams, Lynne Halliday and Jason Graae, Opens Off-Broadway April 27
27 Apr 2014
The York Theatre Company's world premiere of the new musical Inventing Mary Martin officially opens at the Off-Broadway venue April 27 following previews that began April 15.
Conceived, written and directed by Stephen Cole, the production was recently extended through May 25.
The four-member cast comprises Cameron Adams, Lynne Halliday, Jason Graae and Emily Skinner with Bob Renino on bass and Perry Cavari on drums. The production also features music supervision and arrangements by David Krane, music direction by Lawrence Goldberg and co-direction and choreography by Bob Richard.
Inventing Mary Martin, according to the York, is a new "multi-media musical revue celebrating the life and career of one of Broadway’s greatest stars, Mary Martin, who created leading roles in One Touch of Venus, South Pacific, The Sound of Music and Peter Pan, becoming one of the most glamorous and beloved stars of the American musical theatre. In this musical revue, four fabulous performers, none of whom actually plays Mary (who could?) take us on her amazing journey from naive but ambitious Texan to movie star to Broadway legend, reinventing herself constantly along the way."
The creative team includes James Morgan (set), Patricia McGourty (costumes), Mary Jo Dondlinger (lights), Janie Bullard (sound), Justin West (projections), James Maloof (props) and Geoff Josselson (casting). The production stage manager is Bernita Robinson with assistant stage manager Jackie Cookfair.
Performances are Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday-Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2:30 PM and 8 PM and Sunday at 2:30 PM.
Tickets, priced $67.50, may be purchased by calling (212) 935-5820, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter’s (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.